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Boise Burn Set To Open 2008 Training Camp

March 6, 2008 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Boise Burn News Release

BOISE, Idaho ¾ The Boise Burn are set to open training camp this weekend in preparation for the arenafootball2's ninth season, and the Burn's second.

Players report on Saturday for physicals and a team orientation and will hold their first practice on Sunday at the Caven-Williams Sports Complex at Boise State University.

Under af2 rules, teams are allowed to open camp two weeks prior to the week of their first regular season game. Teams are allowed to bring 35 players to camp (not including the optional two-player International Training Squad), but must cut down to 30 on the third day of full contact camp. The final cut to 22 players (19-active; three-inactive) is the Monday prior to their first game by 3:00 pm ET.

With this week's addition of OL Brandon Leyritz to the roster and a trade of QB Matt Schabert to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for future considerations, the Burn open camp with 32 players battling for 22 jobs. However, more player movement is expected this week.

In alphabetical order they are:

WR/LB Casey Allen; K Dan Beardall; FB/LB Derek Beardall; WR/DB Chris Boock; WR/DB Chris Bruhn; QB Jason Campbell; OL/DL Joe Critchfield; WR/DB DeRonn Finley; FB/LB Kelly Gilchrist; QB Royal Gill; OL/DL Derek Governor; WR/DB Ahmad Harris; WR/DB Brandon Hazenberg; WR/DB Ernest James; WR/DB Bryan Langford; WR Jacques Lazarus; OL/DL Brandon Leyritz; FB/LB Levi Madarieta; OL/DL Mike Mapu; OL/DL Coleone Niusulu;

WR/DB Shadrach Okoebor; OL/DL Mike Peko; QB BJ Rhode; DB Josh Robinson; DB Derek Ross; OL/DL Chris Solomona; DL Travis Tofi; FB/LB Zach Tune; OL/DL Matt Walters; OL/DL Mark Weivoda; OL/DL Philemon Wilson; and FB/LB Cody Wood.

All practices and events listed are open to the media: (Unless otherwise noted, all practices held at Caven-Williams.)

Saturday, Mar. 8- 6-7pm: Team Orientation @ 2nd Floor, SportsZone, Qwest Arena

Sunday, Mar. 9- 4-7pm: Team Practice (no contact, no pads)

Monday, Mar.10- 10-Noon: Team Practice (no contact, no pads)

7-9pm: Team Practice (no contact, no pads)

Tuesday, Mar. 11- 10-Noon: Team Practice (no contact, no pads)

7-9pm: Team Practice (no contact, no pads)

Wednesday, Mar. 12- 7-9pm: Team Practice (first day of pads)

Thursday, Mar. 13- 7-9pm: Team Practice

Friday, Mar. 14- 7-9pm: Team Practice (Cut roster to 30)

Saturday, Mar. 15- Leave for Tri-Cities

Sunday, Mar. 16- 5pm: Scrimmage vs Tri Cities

Monday, Mar. 17- OFF

Tuesday, Mar. 18- 7-9pm: Team Practice

Wednesday, Mar. 19- 7-9pm: Team Practice

Thursday, Mar. 20- 7-9pm: Team Practice

Friday, Mar. 21- OFF

Saturday, Mar. 22- OFF (Final roster cut - to 22)

Sunday, Mar. 23- OFF

Monday, Mar. 24- OFF

Tuesday, Mar. 25- OFF

Wednesday, Mar. 26- 7-9pm: Team Practice

Thursday, Mar. 27- 7-9pm: Team Practice

Friday, Mar. 28- OFF

Saturday, Mar. 29- BYE

Sunday, Mar. 30- OFF (Qwest Arena field conversion)

Monday, Mar. 31- 7-9pm: Team Practice (First at Qwest Arena)

Tuesday, Apr. 1- 11am-1pm: Media football game (Qwest Arena)

5-7pm: Team Photos (Qwest Arena)

7-9pm: Team Practice (Qwest Arena)

The Burn kicks off its second season on Apr. 5 in Tulsa, with the home opener slated for Apr. 19 against the Tri-Cities Fever. Season tickets are available by calling (208) 383-0080. For more information and to get a full schedule, visit

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